Wakes Wild...Yanks Beat Sox
Yankees' starter Jeff Karstens was hit by a line drive off the bat of Julio Lugo. It broke his leg. In comes Igawa, and he pitched 7 brilliant innings. Tim Wakefield? That's a different story. He only lasted 5 1/3 innings, and his control was an issue all day. He only allowed 3 runs, but men were on base so often because of the 6 (yes, six!) walks he issued. The knuckler was fluttering out of the strike zone all afternoon long. Maybe it was because of all the hot air from the NY fans. Who knows? The good news? The Sox bullpen again was unscored on. I'm getting used to this!
The Red Sox offense? They took a day off. Ya can't win 'em all, I guess. It would have been nice, because Tavarez is going today. I have no faith in his ability to give his team 5 quality innings. He hasn't done it yet, and he only has one more start after this one before Jon Lester claims his rightful place in the rotation. That day can't come soon enough for me.
So we're still in first. We still have the best record in baseball. The sky hasn't fallen. Pigs aren't flying. No fat lady has sung. Today's game might be tough, but a half dozen runs should help. They'd help a lot.
Click on the title of this post for a NY Times article about the tenuous position Joe Torre finds himself in. I say none of this is his fault, but we all know Georgie Porgie.
Have a great Sunday everyone. Thank you for reading.